Samsung launches water-proof Galaxy S7 series in India
Samsung Galaxy S7 series launch in India: In Picture: Ken Kang, Managing Director, Mobile & IT, Samsung India Electronics [left] with Mr. Manu Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India ElectronicsSamsung Mobile India Press Kit

Consumer electronics major Samsung launched the new flagship Galaxy S7 series in India on Tuesday, March 8.

The new 2016 series Samsung smartphones comes in two variants -- a normal Galaxy S7 with flat display panel and another with a dual-edge curved screen dubbed as Galaxy S7 edge.

However, the latter is a bit bigger than the former. The Galaxy S7 edge comes with a 5.5-inch screen, whereas the Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch display. Both the devices will have QHD (2560x1440p) resolution screens with the "Always On" feature and come encased with 3D glass and metal fuse body.

Both the Galaxy S7 series devices boast an IP68 water-proof certification and a micro SD card slot. They can survive five feet under water for close to 30 minutes.

Other stipulated features include a 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage, 3000mAh/3600mAh and a finger-print sensor.

For the uninitiated, the Galaxy S7 series bound for Indian market is coming with the Samsung's proprietary Exynos 8890 SoC (System-on-Chip).

[Note: Galaxy S7 series with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor will be sold in America, China and Japan, while the rest of global regions will devices with Exynos CPU.]

Samsung Galaxy S7 series price and release details:

Samsung launches water-proof Galaxy S7 series in India
Samsung launches water-proof Galaxy S7 series in IndiaSamsung Mobile Press

The company has confirmed that the Galax S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will cost Rs 48,900 and Rs 56,900, respectively, and hit the stores on March 18. Prospective buyers can pre-book the Galaxy S7 series handsets Tuesday (March 8) onwards and those who order the devices before March 17 will get the Gear VR headset free.

It also announced that the "Samsung Concierge" service that has been incorporated in the "My Galaxy" app in the Galaxy S7 series phones [Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series will get this later in the year]. This special service offers three key privileges --

 My Assistant: It helps owners order flowers, do Web check-in, set reminders, and use other services.

Phone Pickup & Drop:  Users can call customer care [between 10:00 am and 06:00 pm] and get it serviced at their doorstep. If the device needs to be repaired at the service centre, owners will get a standby device until the original is delivered back to you. [This service is available in 19 cities and is expected to be expanded to other regions soon]

Live Chat: Users can contact Samsung help desk at any given time and ask queries related to phone features, register complaints and other things.

Key specification of Galaxy S7 series:

Model Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Display 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 577 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 534 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow Android v6.0 Marshmallow
Processor
  • Model 1: Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU
  • Model 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
  • Model 1: Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU
  • Model 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (UFS v2.0), expandable up to 200GB 32GB/64GB (UFS v2.0), expandable up to 200GB
Camera
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging both on wired and wireless and
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
3600mAh with Fast Charging both on wired and wireless and
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 9: with up to 450/50 mbps download/upload speed) 4G-LTE (Cat. 9: with up to 450/50 mbps download/upload speed)
Add-ons 3D glass and metal fuse body, Always Display feature, finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (Near Field Communications), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission)
3D glass and metal fuse body, Always Display feature, finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (Near Field Communications), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission)
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Colours Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium
Weight 152 g 157 g
Price 32GB: 48,900 32GB: 56,900
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